Olympic Regional Development Authority
|Formed||July 31, 1981|
|Jurisdiction||Management and promotion of three winter sports facilities: Lake Placid Olympic facilities, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain|
|Headquarters||NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority Olympic Center |
2634 Main St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is a New York State public benefit corporation, created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid, New York.
ORDA operates the ski areas at Whiteface Mountain, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain. It also operates the Olympic Sports Complex, located five miles from Lake Placid at Mount Van Hoevenberg, the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex and the ice skating complex. In addition to the Olympic complexes that ORDA operates they also run a store in downtown Lake Placid. ORDA receives funding from New York State, the town of North Elba and the United States Federal Government.
The Olympic Regional Development Authority continues to host world cup events that the public can watch and enjoy. One of the events that ORDA held at Whiteface Mountain in 2009 was Skier Cross and was new in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics. In order to help run the events that go on throughout the year, ORDA relies on volunteers to help with parking, crowd control, and as chaperons.
ORDA is guided by an 11-member board of directors. Its management team is headed by President and CEO Michael Pratt. In 2017, it had operating expenses of $54.49 million and a level of staffing of 1,734 people.
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